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30-Aug-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Hanover, US-Virginia

Force landing in corn field.  No apparent damage.

30-Aug-12

GE issues CH-53K engine test status update

GE issues CH-53K engine test status update

GE reports that four GE38 turboshaft engines in support of Sikorsky Aircraft’s CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter program under development for the U.S. Marine Corps, continue to demonstrate maturity and durable operating capabilities during testing at GE’s Lynn, Massachusetts, facility as well as MTU’s Munich, Germany, facility. A fifth factory test engine will join the program later… Read more »

29-Aug-12

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29-Aug-12 N314RG Sikorsky S92 Islip, US-New York

Bird strike reported to FAA.  Landed without any further incident

29-Aug-12

Breeze-Eastern awarded $8.2M contract for UH-60 winch overhaul work

Breeze-Eastern awarded $8.2M contract for UH-60 winch overhaul work

Breeze-Eastern, Whippany, N.J., was awarded an $8,228,539 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the overhaul services of a winch in support of UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.  Work will be performed in Whippany, with an estimated completion date of July 26, 2017.  The bid was solicited through the Internet, with one bid received.  The U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 28-Aug-12

Kratos wins $7.1M contract for UH-60M Avionics Maintenance Training Systems

Kratos wins $7.1M contract for UH-60M Avionics Maintenance Training Systems

Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq:KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today that it has received a new $7.1 million contract award to develop Black Hawk helicopter maintenance training systems. Kratos will provide multiple full-fidelity Black Hawk Avionics Trainers (BHAT-M) for the M model of the UH-60 to support maintenance training for this key U.S. Army Aviation platform. The… Read more »

Source: Kratos, 22-Aug-12

Sikorsky Innovations Launches 2nd Entrepreneurial Challenge

Sikorsky Innovations Launches 2nd Entrepreneurial Challenge

Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has initiated its 2nd Entrepreneurial Challenge, expanding on its inaugural challenge that was completed in the spring. The challenge is open to any small company with revenue under $5 million, including newly formed and pre-revenue entities. Submissions are due no later than 5 p.m. EDT on… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Aug-12

Norway may buy Seahawks instead of NH90s

Norway may buy Seahawks instead of NH90s

Norway’s military may buy Seahawk if the NH90s it ordered seven years ago are not delivered by the end of the year, the defence minister said on Thursday.  (see full story)

17-Aug-12

16-Aug-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Shah Wali Kot, Afghanistan (11F)

Helicopter crashed during a firefight with insurgents in a remote area of southern Afghanistan on Thursday, killing seven Americans and four Afghans

16-Aug-12

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Milestone signs for 19 Sikorsky S92s

Milestone signs for 19 Sikorsky S92s

Milestone Aviation Group, the global leader in helicopter leasing, announced today that it has signed a contract to purchase nineteen additional Sikorsky S-92® helicopters. These aircraft are in addition to the three S-92 aircraft Milestone purchased from Sikorsky in February 2012. The first two aircraft are scheduled for completed delivery in late 2012 and the… Read more »

Source: Milestone Aviation Group, 15-Aug-12

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PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services wins $16M USMC contract

PKL Services, Inc.*, Poway, Calif., is being awarded a $16,079,221 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00421-09-C-0023) to exercise an option for organizational level maintenance on the following Marine Corps aircraft platforms:  AH-1W, UH-1N, CH-53D/E, and CH-46E.  Work will be performed in San Diego, Calif. (48 percent); Jacksonville, Fla. (25 percent); Iraq/Afghanistan (22 percent);… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 15-Aug-12

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15-Aug-12 Sikorsky CH-53 Tel Nof, Israel

aircraft was forced to carry out an emergency landing near the Tel Nof airbase south of Tel Aviv

15-Aug-12

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Sikorsky and Terma explore opportunities for helicopter defensive systems

Sikorsky and Terma explore opportunities for helicopter defensive systems

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and Terma A/S, a leading defense, aerospace and security company in Denmark, have started negotiations to determine how Terma’s aircraft defense systems might be integrated onto Sikorsky’s S-70i â„¢ BLACK HAWK, S-92® and S-76® helicopters. The scope of work is contingent on the Danish government’s decision… Read more »

Source: Terma, 14-Aug-12

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Erickson Air-Crane announces 2012 Q2 results

Erickson Air-Crane announces 2012 Q2 results

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated (“Erickson Air-Crane” or the “Company”), a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced its financial results for the second quarter and six months ended June 30, 2012. Second Quarter 2012 Highlights and Recent Events Revenue of $37.9 million exceeded guidance of $32 million… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 13-Aug-12

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13-Aug-12 C-GHJT Sikorsky S76A Haida Gwaii, Canada

After losing power to the number 2 engine, the pilot successfully landed the helicopter onto the water. The auto-floatation device deployed, one side reportedly deflated and as the main rotor brake was being applied, the helicopter rolled over. CADAORS 2012P1300

13-Aug-12

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British International to stop Scilly Isles route after 48 years

British International to stop Scilly Isles route after 48 years

British International Helicopters is to end its service from Penzance, which has run since 1964, in November.  The company blamed the decision on uncertainty created by legal challenges to its sale of land to supermarket giant Sainsbury’s (see full story)

03-Aug-12

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Erickson Air-Crane announces Q2 conference call

Erickson Air-Crane announces Q2 conference call

Erickson Air-Crane Incorporated  (“Erickson Air-Crane” or the “Company”), a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced it will conduct a conference call at 1:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, August 8, 2012, to discuss its financial results for the second quarter and first half fiscal year 2012… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 02-Aug-12

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Sikorsky Commercial Links – August 2012 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Aug-12

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Croman awarded $25M contract in Hawaiian military ranges

Croman awarded $25M contract in Hawaiian military ranges

Croman Corp.*, White City, Ore., is being awarded a $25,862,717 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for airlift and recovery functions in support of all Hawaiian military ranges.  In addition, this contract provides utility/transport missions to carry passengers/cargo and range clearing operations in the Hawaiian operating area.  Work will be performed in Barking Sands, Kauai, Hawaii, and is… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 01-Aug-12

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01-Aug-12 N126GW Sikorsky S58 Middletown, US-Delaware

Emergency landing after experiencing tail vibrations

01-Aug-12

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Sikorsky in engine talks with Motor Sich

Sikorsky in engine talks with Motor Sich

The Ukraine branch of Russian news agency Kommersant is reporting that Sikorsky are in talks with local engine manufacturer Motor Sich.  A feasible possibility is discussions for re-engining S61 models with the VK-2500 engine that powers the Mi-17 – given the political storm now brewing in the US over the purchase of ten further Mi-17s… Read more »

Source: Helihub.com, 31-Jul-12

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GE awarded $8.2M modification to H-53 contract

GE awarded $8.2M modification to H-53 contract

General Electric Aviation, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded an $8,237,834 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously issued order against a basic ordering agreement (FA8122-09-G-0001-M81) for the procurement of 1,068 T64 variable guide vane linkage improvement kits in support of the H-53 aircraft.  The work will be performed in Lynn, Mass., and is expected to be completed… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Jul-12

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Prototype Engineering awarded $30M for UH-60 work

Prototype Engineering awarded $30M for UH-60 work

Prototype Engineering, Gardena, Calif., was awarded a $30,011,568 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the overhaul of the UH-60 Black Hawk’s spindle head rotary.  Work will be performed in Gardena, Calif., with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017.  Three bids were solicited, with four bids received.  The U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Jul-12

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Raytheon awarded $22M for MH-60R Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

Raytheon awarded $22M for MH-60R Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems

Raytheon Co., McKinney, Texas, is being awarded a $22,534,680 firm-fixed-price modification to existing basic ordering agreement (N00164-12-G-JQ66) for 24 Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems.  This acquisition is for Multi-Spectral Targeting Systems that will be used by Navy MH-60R helicopters.  The system is an airborne, electro-optic, forward-looking infra-red, turreted sensor package that provides long-range surveillance, high altitude target… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 30-Jul-12

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CHC wins three North Sea contracts worth $820 Million

CHC wins three North Sea contracts worth $820 Million

Statoil has awarded CHC Helikopter Service AS three new helicopter contracts, including offshore flights from Kristiansund and Brønnøysund, as well as the search and rescue helicopter stationed on the Heidrun platform. Statoil needs to have four transport service helicopters in Kristiansund, two in Brønnøysund, one search and rescue helicopter on Heidrun, as well as a… Read more »

Source: Statoil, 24-Jul-12

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22-Jul-12 Sikorsky UH-60 Daglica, Turkey (4F)

UH=-60 of Turkey’s paramilitary police crashed in Kurdish border region killing 4.  A further 8 survived (other reports differ on number of survivors).  One reported said it lost power while landing

22-Jul-12

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Sikorsky Helitech Signs $120M Australian H-60 Maintenance Contract

Sikorsky Helitech Signs $120M Australian H-60 Maintenance Contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Australia Limited announced today the signing of a four-year agreement with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for ongoing logistics and engineering support for the Commonwealth of Australia’s fleet of BLACK HAWK (S-70A(TM)) and SEAHAWK® (S-70B(TM)) helicopters. Valued at more than $120 million, with six annual renewable options, the contract is a follow-on agreement… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Jul-12

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MZA Associates awarded $10M contract for MH-60S beam director/control systems

MZA Associates awarded $10M contract for MH-60S beam director/control systems

MZA Associates Corp.*, Albuquerque, N.M., is being awarded a $9,787,624 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research project under topic N091-009, entitled “Tactical Beam Director for Airborne High Energy Laser Applications.”  This contract provides for the finalized design for the MH-60S helicopter beam director and beam control system, fabrication of all components,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 20-Jul-12

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Curtiss-Wright Controls awarded S76D icing contract

Curtiss-Wright Controls awarded S76D icing contract

Curtiss-Wright Controls, Inc. has received a contract from Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to supply its ice detection and protection technology for use on the S-76Dâ„¢ rotorcraft. The initial contract is valued at $600,000, with an estimated potential over the next twenty years (the predicted life of the rotorcraft) in excess of $12 million. Under the initial… Read more »

Source: Curtiss-Wright, 19-Jul-12

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Sikorsky delivers 500th ‘M’ model Black Hawk

Sikorsky delivers 500th ‘M’ model Black Hawk

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), and the U.S. Army today celebrated the delivery of the 500th H-60M BLACK HAWK helicopter. The deliveries to date comprise 400 UH-60M utility and 100 HH-60M MEDEVAC aircraft, the latter used exclusively as an air ambulance by the U.S. Army to rush wounded soldiers to field… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 19-Jul-12

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19-Jul-12 Sikorsky MH-53E Muscat, Oman (2F)

Helicopter crashed killing 2 of the 5 POB – later named as Senior Chief Aviation Warfare Systems Operator Sean P. Sullivan, 40, of St. Louis, MO, and Naval Aircrewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class Joseph P. Fitzmorris, 31, of West Monroe, LA.  The helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Mine Countermeasure Squadron 15, based in Norfolk, Va and… Read more »

19-Jul-12

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US Coast Guard opens seasonal Arctic operations base

US Coast Guard opens seasonal Arctic operations base

The Coast Guard opened its seasonal forward operating location in Barrow Monday in preparation for the anticipated increase of maritime activities in the Arctic. FOL Barrow is part of Arctic Shield 2012, which focuses on operations, outreach and an assessment of the Coast Guard’s capabilities above the Arctic Circle. The FOL in Barrow consists of… Read more »

Source: US Coast Guard, 17-Jul-12

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Sikorsky awarded $41M contract for more work on Swedish UH-60M fleet

Sikorsky awarded $41M contract for more work on Swedish UH-60M fleet

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a $41,906,702 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure Integrated Logistics Support, Program Management, Aircraft Warranty, Maintenance Manpower and Software Loading to support the 15 UH-60M “Green” aircraft procured for the Swedish Armed Forces.  Work will be performed in Stratford,… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Jul-12

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LSI awarded $11M contract for UH-60M maintenance trainers

LSI awarded $11M contract for UH-60M maintenance trainers

Logistics Services International, Jacksonville, Fla., was awarded an $11,602,225 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the modification of an existing contract to procure UH-60M Black Hawk Maintenance Trainers.  Work will be performed in Pensacola, Fla., with an estimated completion date of June 28, 2017.  Sixteen bids were solicited, with two bids received.  The U.S…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 16-Jul-12

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Hamilton Sundstrand wins US Army MRO contract for UH-60 T700 fuel controls

Hamilton Sundstrand wins US Army MRO contract for UH-60 T700 fuel controls

Hamilton Sundstrand Corporation, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX), was recently awarded a multi-year Overhaul & Repair contract from the U.S. Army for BLACK HAWK helicopter T700 fuel controls, with initial delivery orders starting in 2012 and covering a period of performance through 2017. “Hamilton Sundstrand is pleased to be selected to provide maintenance… Read more »

Source: Hamilton Sundstrand, 16-Jul-12

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854 Sqn bases Sea Kings at Northolt for Olympics

854 Sqn bases Sea Kings at Northolt for Olympics

Navy Sea Kings today flew into London as the military ring of steel for the Olympics tightened a fortnight before the Games begin. The helicopters from 854 Naval Air Squadron, normally based at Culdrose in Cornwall, will spend the next seven weeks flying from RAF Northolt in West London as part of the aerial shield… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 16-Jul-12

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Sikorsky Innovations announces winner of first Entrepreneurial Challenge Competition

Sikorsky Innovations announces winner of first Entrepreneurial Challenge Competition

Sikorsky Innovations, the technology development organization of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., has selected Pankl Aerospace Innovations, LLC, as the winner of its first Entrepreneurial Challenge Competition. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). Pankl Aerospace Innovations, a newly formed spin-off entity of Pankl Aerospace based in Cerritos, California, was selected for its presentation… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 16-Jul-12

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Bristow announces long-term contracts for 20 large helicopters

Bristow announces long-term contracts for 20 large helicopters

Bristow Group Inc. (NYSE: BRS), a leading provider of helicopter services to the offshore energy industry, announced today that it has secured several major new multi-year contracts for the provision of a total of 20 large aircraft that are expected to generate in excess of $2 billion in revenue. In Europe, Bristow has been particularly successful with a number… Read more »

Source: Bristow Group, 12-Jul-12

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Sikorsky expands Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Sikorsky expands Black Hawk maintenance team for Colombian Army

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the expansion of an existing contract that doubles the size of the in-country maintenance support team for the Colombian Army UH-60 BLACK HAWK fleet. The Colombian Army Aviation – part of the Army’s Combined Arms Team – has acquired Scheduled and Unscheduled Maintenance Services for its fleet of UH-60… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Jul-12

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Sikorsky launches mobile apps for Sikorsky360® web portal

Sikorsky launches mobile apps for Sikorsky360® web portal

Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) today announced the launch of new mobile applications for the Sikorsky360® Web portal – a proprietary online support capability used by more than 4,000 operators globally. The new portal – known as Mobile360â„¢ – supports Apple®, Androidâ„¢ and Blackberry® mobile devices and will provide streamlined access to important maintenance information for… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Jul-12

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FAA certifies Sikorsky S92 for Sea State 6 conditions

FAA certifies Sikorsky S92 for Sea State 6 conditions

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has approved the S-92® helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for Sea State 6 (SS6) conditions, completing the S-92A emergency flotation system sea state expansion and bringing further mission capability to operators. Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX). The FAA Sea State 6 certification was… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 11-Jul-12

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Heli-One wins S76C++ Power by the Hour contract with Pelita Air Service

Heli-One wins S76C++ Power by the Hour contract with Pelita Air Service

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) announces the recent signing of a five-year, multi-million dollar Power by the Hour contract with Pelita Air Service (PAS). The terms of the contract entails provision of tip-to-tail MRO support to four Sikorsky S-76 C++ helicopters that provide air transportation to offshore… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 10-Jul-12

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Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

Sikorsky and INAER sign MOU for Spanish Government S61/S76 support

Sikorsky Aerospace Services today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with INAER Maintenance SAU of Spain to explore aircraft maintenance and support opportunities for the Spanish Ministry of Defense. INAER engages in comprehensive fleet Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) services for commercial and military aircraft worldwide. Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS) is the… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Jul-12

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Sikorsky signs $8.5 Billion H-60 deal with US Army and Navy

Sikorsky signs $8.5 Billion H-60 deal with US Army and Navy

The U.S. Army and Navy today signed an $8.5 billion contract with Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), to buy a baseline quantity of 653 BLACK HAWK and SEAHAWK® helicopters through December 2017. The five-year contract will yield significant savings for the U.S. Government compared with purchasing the same quantity across five… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 10-Jul-12

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Thailand to be first UH-60M operator in Southeast Asia

Thailand to be first UH-60M operator in Southeast Asia

Sikorsky today announced that the Royal Thai Army has signed a Letter of Offer and Acceptance (LOA) to acquire two UH-60M BLACK HAWK helicopters through the United States Government’s Foreign Military Sales channel. Upon delivery, Thailand will become the first member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to fly the very latest version… Read more »

Source: UTC, 09-Jul-12

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Brüel & Kjær and Sikorsky sign MoU

Brüel & Kjær and Sikorsky sign MoU

Sikorsky is bidding for the contract to replace the current Danish military Lynx helicopters with its MH-60R Seahawk helicopter. The MoU is conditioned on the decision by the Danish government to procure the Seahawk. The MOU sets a framework for cooperation that will promote and enhance the business interests of both parties. Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation… Read more »

Source: Brüel & Kjær, 05-Jul-12

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Canadian Government could fine Sikorsky $80 Million

Canadian Government could fine Sikorsky $80 Million

The Canadian government says it will level “significant” fines against Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. for missing yet another deadline to deliver CH-148 Cyclone helicopters. (see full story)

Source: Herald News, 04-Jul-12

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Brunei marks milestones in S70i fleet acquisition

Brunei marks milestones in S70i fleet acquisition

On 2 December 2011, the Ministry of Defence, Brunei Darussalam (MINDEF) signed a contract with Sikorsky International Operations, Inc. for the delivery of twelve (12) S-70iâ„¢ BLACK HAWK helicopters with spare parts, ground support equipment and training package. To date, the project has achieved several major milestones which include the completion of several design reviews… Read more »

Source: Brunei Ministry of Defence, 03-Jul-12

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Canada’s military S92 program hits new snag

Canada’s military S92 program hits new snag

After converting a Canadian frigate to take the new helicopter, program delays have meant re-configuring it back to accept Sea Kings.  More delays are inevitable (see full story)

Source: Globe & Mail, 03-Jul-12

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Sikorsky Commercial Links – July 2012 edition

Source: Sikorsky, 01-Jul-12

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29-Jun-12 Sikorsky MH-53E Pohang, Korea

Emergency landing made in rice paddy field after indication of onboard fire during training flight.  helicopter completely burned out on the ground after all occupants had swiftly embarked after the emergency landing

29-Jun-12

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Ex-Im approves $75M financing for three S92s for Brazil’s Lider

Ex-Im approves $75M financing for three S92s for Brazil’s Lider

The Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $75.7 million loan guarantee for Lider Taxi Aereo S.A.–Air Brasil that will support the export of three Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation S-92® helicopters to Brazil. Ex-Im Bank ‘s support enabled Sikorsky to win the order in competition with government-backed European competitors and will sustain… Read more »

Source: Ex-Im Bank, 28-Jun-12

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“Falklands 30 – the Conflict, the People” – Exhibition Opens 30th June

“Falklands 30 – the Conflict, the People” – Exhibition Opens 30th June

The new exhibition will display the largest collection of Falklands aircraft. It will include two Sea Harriers, the Westland Sea King which was piloted by HRH The Prince Andrew and a captured Argentinean Agusta109 helicopter which was later used by British Special Forces. Attending the exhibition opening will be Rear Admiral Chris Parry who, as… Read more »

Source: Fleet Air Arm Museum, 27-Jun-12

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CHC demotes Coastguard pilot over butcher shop stop

CHC demotes Coastguard pilot over butcher shop stop

UK Coastguard S92 captain Paul Bentley has been demoted after landing in a field on the Island of Orkney in April to pick up meat from a butchers.  Mr Bentley had been suspended by operators CHC after the incident came to light after a video was posted on YouTube.  Mobile phone footage – which has… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 27-Jun-12

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Northland EMS S76s gain long-range tank from tsunami write-off

Northland EMS S76s gain long-range tank from tsunami write-off

Northland Emergency Services Trust bought an S76 which had been written-off following the 2011 tsunami in Japan.  It has proved much more profitable for re-usable spares than they imagined, the latest item put to use being a long-range tank.    Valued at NZ$224,000 new, the tank comes from the insurance-rejected shell they bought for just NZ$30,000. … Read more »

27-Jun-12

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US Forest Service adds four heavy helicopters to support wildfire suppression

US Forest Service adds four heavy helicopters to support wildfire suppression

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced the agency is adding four heavy helicopters to the aviation firefighting fleet. “The addition of these helicopters to our aviation fleet will increase our ability to respond quickly and aggressively to fight wildfires and protect lives and property,” said Tidwell. “We will continue to mobilize our firefighting… Read more »

Source: US Forest Service, 25-Jun-12

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Sikorsky awarded $8.7M contract for tail rotor pylon work

Sikorsky awarded $8.7M contract for tail rotor pylon work

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., was awarded a firm-fixed-price, sole-source contract with a maximum $8,725,338 for tail rotor pylons.  Other location of performance is Oregon.  Using service is Navy.  Type of appropriation is fiscal 2013 through 2015 Navy Working Capital Funds.  There was one proposal with one response.  The date of performance completion is Nov…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 25-Jun-12

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25-Jun-12 Sikorsky S61 St Mary’s, UK

Emergency landing at St Mary’s, Scilly Isles, on a flight out of Tresco after a warning light came on.  Apparently a ‘spurious fire warning’

25-Jun-12

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24-Jun-12 N9043N Sikorsky S58 Brewster, US-Washington

Caught fire during pre-flight run-up

24-Jun-12

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Lockheed Martin awarded $26M contract to test UH-60 multi-mode radar sub-system

Lockheed Martin awarded $26M contract to test UH-60 multi-mode radar sub-system

Lockheed Martin Corp., Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $26,487,920 firm-fixed-price contract to provide for the development, production, and testing of five First Article Operation Test Program sets (OTPS) with accompanying technical data for weapons replaceable assemblies (WRAs) for the H-60 Aircraft.  The WRAs are part of the multi-mode radar sub-system with the automated radar… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 22-Jun-12

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Heli-One and Pelita Air Service sign S76C++ Power by the Hour contract

Heli-One and Pelita Air Service sign S76C++ Power by the Hour contract

Heli-One, the world’s largest independent provider of helicopter maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) announces the signing of a five-year, multi-million dollar Power by the Hour contract with Pelita Air Service (PAS) on May 16th, 2012. This contract covers tip-to-tail MRO support to four Sikorsky S-76 C++ helicopters whose primary mission is to provide air transportation… Read more »

Source: Heli-One, 22-Jun-12

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Sikorsky Aerospace Services wins coveted 2012 Military MRO of the Year award

Sikorsky Aerospace Services wins coveted 2012 Military MRO of the Year award

Aviation Week’s Overhaul & Maintenance Magazine has presented its prestigious 2012 MRO of the Year Award for military center of excellence to Sikorsky Aerospace Services (SAS). SAS, which received the award at the recent MRO Americas Conference & Exhibition in Dallas, Texas, is the worldwide aftermarket division of Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Jun-12

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AAG introduces Excalibur card

AAG introduces Excalibur card

Associated Aircraft Group (AAG), the Northeast’s premier executive helicopter service, has introduced the AAG Excalibur Card, a pre-paid flight card program that enables cardholders to pay only for occupied flight units in the company’s Sikorsky S-76® executive helicopter fleet. “The AAG Excalibur Card is a breakthrough innovation for the traveling executive,” said AAG President Scott… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 22-Jun-12

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PPG to supply S-97 Raider transparencies

PPG to supply S-97 Raider transparencies

PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to supply transparencies for the S-97 RAIDER(TM) helicopter, a next-generation rotorcraft being built for evaluation by the U.S. military. “We are excited to be part of the S-97 RAIDER helicopter team that is breaking new ground by tapping proven technologies to provide… Read more »

Source: PPG Industries, 21-Jun-12

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Four companies awarded $12M for logistics support of H-60, H-1, CV-22 progams

Four companies awarded $12M for logistics support of H-60, H-1, CV-22 progams

Creative Business Solutions, Inc., Mitchellville, Md.; Cirrus Technology, Inc., Huntsville, Ala.; Infinite Services and Solutions, Inc., Columbus, Ga.; and Standard Technology, Inc., Warner Robins, Ga., are being awarded a $12,000,000 firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable no-fee contract to provide logistics support for the acquisition, fielding, and sustainment of H-60, H-1 (variant), CV-22, and other special mission aircraft modification… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 21-Jun-12

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21-Jun-12 157135 Sikorsky CH-53D Sarabagh, Afghanistan

Forced landing, and caught fire.  No fatalities

21-Jun-12

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Erickson Air-Crane wins US Forest Service contract

Erickson Air-Crane wins US Forest Service contract

Erickson Air-Crane, a leading operator and the manufacturer of the powerful heavy-lift helicopter, the Erickson S-64 Aircrane, today announced that it has been awarded a new exclusive use firefighting services contract with the US Forest Service (“USFS”). Under the terms of the contract, Erickson Air-Crane will provide aerial firefighting services using one heavy-lift Aircrane helicopter… Read more »

Source: Erickson Air-Crane, 20-Jun-12

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Sikorsky is finalist for Alabama’s Manufacturer of the Year Award

Sikorsky is finalist for Alabama’s Manufacturer of the Year Award

The Business Council of Alabama and the Alabama Technology Network announced today that 14 Alabama companies have been named as finalists for the prestigious Manufacturer of the Year Awards. The winners will be announced at a luncheon on Wednesday, June 20, 2012, at the RSA Activity Center in Montgomery following a keynote presentation by Alabama… Read more »

Source: Business Council of Alabama, 19-Jun-12

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UK – Royal Marines Aircrewman Receives The Billy Deacon Memorial Trophy

UK – Royal Marines Aircrewman Receives The Billy Deacon Memorial Trophy

Sponsored by Bristow Helicopters and Breitling UK, the Trophy has been established to further the memory of Mr Billy Deacon who was tragically lost while carrying out his duty as winchman with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Search and Rescue helicopter based at Sumburgh in the Shetland Isles in 1997. The Billy Deacon SAR Memorial… Read more »

Source: Royal Navy, 19-Jun-12

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HeliFlite adds second S76 to fleet

HeliFlite adds second S76 to fleet

HeliFlite(TM) is pleased to announce the expansion of its fleet with the addition of a Sikorsky S-76B helicopter. The HeliFlite fleet features a complement of five Bell 430 and two Sikorsky S-76B executive helicopters. HeliFlite only operates executive class twin-engine, dual pilot aircraft which accommodate 6-8 passengers. All aircraft are Category A certified and equipped… Read more »

Source: HeliFlite, 19-Jun-12

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Qatar requests 12 UH-60M Black Hawks in $1.112 billion deal

Qatar requests 12 UH-60M Black Hawks in $1.112 billion deal

The Defense Security Cooperation Agency notified Congress on June 12 of a possible Foreign Military Sale to the Government of Qatar of 12 UH-60M BLACK HAWK Utility Helicopters, 26 T700-GE-701D Engines (24 installed and 2 spares), 15 AN/AAR-57 V(7) Common Missile Warning Systems, 15 AN/AVR-2B Laser Detecting Sets, 15 AN/APR-39A(V)4 Radar Signal Detecting Sets, 26… Read more »

Source: DSCA, 15-Jun-12

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Evergreen Helicopters wins $8.1M US million Army contract

Evergreen Helicopters wins $8.1M US million Army contract

Evergreen Helicopter, Inc., McMinnville, Ore., was awarded an $8,062,582 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the helicopter services and support to perform air medical evacuations, fire suppression services, and other missions for the U.S. Army Garrison, Hawaii Department of Defense Property, and operational training areas on the islands of Oahu and Hawaii.  Work will… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 14-Jun-12

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Sikorsky awarded $19M order for work on 24 MH-60Rs for Australia

Sikorsky awarded $19M order for work on 24 MH-60Rs for Australia

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Conn., is being awarded a $19,098,095 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-08-G-0010) for non-recurring engineering efforts to support delivery of 24 baseline Future Naval Aviation Combat System MH-60R helicopters for the government of Australia under the Foreign Military Sales Program.  Work will be performed in Stratford,… Read more »

Source: US Dept of Defense, 11-Jun-12

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Prince William qualifies as an operational Royal Air Force SAR captain

Prince William qualifies as an operational Royal Air Force SAR captain

The Duke of Cambridge has qualified as an operational captain within the Royal Air Force Search and Rescue Force. Flight Lieutenant Wales, as he is known in the military, will now command Search and Rescue operations in RAF Sea King helicopters. Until now, Flight Lieutenant Wales has only co-piloted the aircraft. The operational captaincy check… Read more »

Source: Prince of Wales website, 07-Jun-12

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French suppliers about to take off with Sikorsky

French suppliers about to take off with Sikorsky

Following several successful B to B meeting in the airplane industry, UBIFRANCE – The French Trade Commission  –  will bring a delegation of French suppliers to a major player in the helicopter industry, SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT. Founded in 1925 by Igor Sikorsky, this American aircraft manufacturer currently produces military and commercial aircrafts. SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT is regrouped… Read more »

Source: UbiFrance, 07-Jun-12

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06-Jun-12 OB-1840P Sikorsky S58T Peru (14F)

Crashed in mountainous area, killing all 14 on board.  Took 48 hours approx to find wreckage, partly due to poor weather conditions and overnight temperatures down to -15C.  The helicopter was itself built in 1963 and first delivered to the German Army.  Passenger manifest now released : From South Korea:  Thois Young Hwan, Kin Today… Read more »

06-Jun-12

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